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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

Norquist: ‘End of the Grand Bargain’

Democrats, chafing at the “choke collar” on their appropriators, are yielding their desire to raise taxes to their thirst for bigger spending, says one of the capital’s leading anti-tax activists. The budget deal at hand — approved overwhelmingly by the...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Norquist: `Plan B’ OK by Tax Pledge

In Washington, up is often down. No is sometimes yes. And a pledge isn’t necessarily a pledge. Grover Norquist, famously the author of a pledge against tax increases that most members of the House of Representatives have signed, reports today...

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Founder of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist during a debate at American Enterprise Institute.

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Founder of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist during a debate at American Enterprise Institute.

No, South Carolina, Norquist Says, There is no Pink Unicorn

For all the talk that “Grover is over” in Washington lately, the only thing the author of the famous anti-tax pledge is all over, it appears, is radio and television. Grover Norquist, who still will count a majority of the...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photograph by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photograph by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Norquist’s Anti-Tax Signers: House-Majority Still, as Roster Shrinks

Everyone knows about Grover Norquist’s no-new-taxes pledge. That line in the sand that many members of Congress, almost all Republican, have signed — a complicating factor in any talks going forward about averting the “fiscal cliff” or addressing “tax reform”...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Grover’s Caucus Takes Attendance

Grover Norquist, who has demanded pledges against new taxes from members of Congress, is counting heads. While still-unsettled races could change these totals, here’s where the tally stands for his Americans for Tax Reform and its influential anti-tax pledge: —...

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Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

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Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

Grover Norquist Calling on Virginia: You Have Tax-Mail Attacking Obama

Now comes the mail. After the hundreds of thousands of TV ads bombarding the voters of several swing states, the Web videos arriving via YouTube, 140-character screeds delivered in Tweets and, yes, the radio ads as well, it’s time for...

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Rep. Paul Ryan at a campaign event at Walsh  University on August 16, 2012 in North Canton, Ohio.

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Rep. Paul Ryan at a campaign event at Walsh University on August 16, 2012 in North Canton, Ohio.

Romney’s Cheney: Norquist’s View

Paul Ryan could be to economics and tax policy what Dick Cheney was to national security — should Republican Mitt Romney win election as president. That’s how Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, sees it. “I think that...

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